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Jenkins

ROUSH CleanTech Hires Eastern Region Fleet Sales Manager

LIVONIA, MI - Chelsea Jenkins, now Roush CleanTech's eastern region fleet sales manager, was previously executive director of Virginia Clean Cities.

Bankrupt Harrisburg Plans to Consolidate Fleet & Facility Maintenance

HARRISBURG, PA - After being declared in fiscal emergency, Harrisburg is moving forward with the financial recovery process, which includes a consolidation of fleet and facility maintenance and hiring a manager.

Ford Dealers to Offer Natural Gas Engine on F-Series Super Duty Pickups

VANCOUVER, BC - Westport Innovations Inc.'s new natural gas Westport WiNG Power System will be available in Ford F-250 and F-350 super-duty pickup trucks sold and serviced through authorized Ford dealers.

CARB Approves $15,000 Incentive for Transit Connect Electric

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Air Resources Board has approved a $15,000 incentive for the first Transit Connect Electric purchased by a commercial fleet for deployment in the state of California.

Smith Electric’s New eTrans All-Electric School Bus Offers 120-Mile Range

CINCINNATI — Industry professionals got their first in-person look at Trans Tech Bus’ all-electric school bus, the eTrans, during a special event at the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Summit.

Wright Express Awarded National Joint Powers Alliance Fleet Card Contract

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME - The Wright Express fleet card program will now be available through the NJPA, allowing government fleets to join the contract without issuing an RFP.

AARA funding through the Clean Energy Coalitiion helped defray the cost of Ann Arbor's hydraulic hybrid recycling trucks.

Ann Arbor Saves with Hydraulic Hybrid Recycling Trucks

ANN ARBOR, MI - The City of Ann Arbor's deployment of four hydraulic-hybrid recycling trucks in its fleet last year improved fuel economy by 15 percent and increased brake lifespan.

Two Lee County, Fla. Fleet Employees Charged in Bomb Hoax

FORT MYERS, FL – In Lee County, Fla., two employees of the County’s fleet shop were arrested earlier this month for allegedly placing a briefcase at a County fueling station as a prank on Sept. 8.

U.S. DOE Launches Vehicle Lifetime Operating Costs Calculator

WASHINGTON – The tool allows users to compare emissions and the lifetime operating costs of different conventional vehicles and those running on alternative fuels and powertrains.

Missoula to Install GPS Units on Fleet Vehicles

MISSOULA, MT – The City of Missoula, Mont.’s city council voted to approve the purchase and installation of GPS units and an automated vehicle locator system for vehicles in the City’s fleet.

About 500 Zipcar vehicles will be available to State of Illinois employees for use in the Chicago area.

Federal GSA & State of Illinois Add Car Sharing to Fleet Programs

WASHINGTON & SPRINGFIELD, IL - The U.S. GSA awarded a blanket purchase agreement to Zipcar as a vendor for the government's short-term rental (STR) program. The State of Illinois also launched the carsharing option for state employees.

Altech-Eco Receives EPA Certifications for Bi-Fuel F-250/350 6.2L CNG Conversion

ASHEVILLE, NC - Altech-Eco Corporation has obtained certificates of conformity from the EPA for its CNG bi-fueled and dedicated conversion systems for the 2011 Ford 6.2L V8 F-250 and F350 pickups.

Compton

In Memoriam: Donald Compton, 1930-2011

TUCSON, AZ - Donald Virgil Compton, retired fleet manager and one of the founding members of the RMFMA, passed away in Tucson, Ariz., on Oct. 15. He was 81.

The Central Arizona Project is the largest diversion canal and aquaduct system ever constructed in the United States.

Central Arizona Project Automates Fleet Management

PHOENIX -The Central Arizona Project (CAP) recently automated the management of its fleet of state vehicles through the use of FleetCommander Web-based fleet and motor pool technology,

(L-R) Mike Moynihan, President and CEO, United Way of Camden County; Bill Kwelty, Nathan Asbell M.D. Humanitarian Award recipient; Mindy Holman, Chair of the Board of the United Way of Camden County

ARI SVP Bill Kwelty Honored With Humanitarian Award by United Way of Camden County

MT. LAUREL, NJ - The United Way of Camden County gives the award annually to individuals who have helped advance the common good and have made Camden County a better place to work and live.

Pittsburgh Area Fleets Participate in Alt-Fuel Study

PITTSBURGH - The Townships of Peters, Upper St. Clair, and North Strabane are among the fleets participating in an alternative fuel study with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities to determine the feasibility of converting their vehicles to alt-fuel.

Town of Jonesborough Purchases Used Refuse Truck to Meet Tight Budget

JONESBOROUGH, TN – The Town of Jonesborough recently gave its fleet management division the task of reinventing the City’s sanitation department while still meeting a tight budget.

Propane Prominent at Virginia Energy Conference

WASHINGTON - Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) President and CEO Roy Willis told the Governor's Conference on Energy in Richmond, Va., that propane is expanding economic development and creating jobs in Virginia and beyond.

City of Naperville Selects New Public Works Director

NAPERVILLE, IL - Dick Dublinski will be responsible for overseeing a number of key areas, one of which includes fleet services.

Stoughton PD Adding QR Codes to Police Cruisers

STOUGHTON, MA - The City of Stoughton's police department is adding a QR code graphic to its police cruisers to give citizens better access to the department.

Northeast States Form Electric Vehicle Network

WASHINGTON - Ten northeast states and the District of Columbia have formed the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network, which will promote clean vehicles and fuels and facilitate deployment of EV charging infrastructure.

Peachtree City, Ga. Leases Vehicles in Pilot Program

The City of Peachtree City is conducting a one-year pilot program where it will lease a small number of vehicles.

Henderson to Purchase 27 Chevrolet Tahoes and One Caprice for Police and Fire Fleet

HENDERSON, NV - The 27 vehicles represent less than 10 percent of the 299 vehicles in this class that the City is replacing.

GPS Insight Ranked No. 74 on Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - GPS Insight ranked No. 74 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500. The company reported a four-year growth of 1490 percent.

New Orleans Aviation Board Failed to Implement Ground Fleet Audit Recommendations

NEW ORLEANS - A follow-up audit of the New Orleans Aviation Board's fleet operations found it had failed to implement seven of the nine fleet recommendations from a 2009 audit it had pledged to follow.

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